Isle of the Amazons in the Vermilion Sea

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39 West Press
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8.0 X 10.0 X 0.63 inches | 1.62 pounds

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About the Author

JUDITH PALMER is a printmaker whose work is in the tradition of Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and Richard Diebenkorn. She explores the language of art and the process by which art's sign-system communicates its message-line, texture, color, and image. Palmer collects found language--numerals, words, sentences--from streets, walls, or waste paper, transfers their photo images onto zinc plates, and combines these elements with traditional, more rigid patterns and techniques of etching. The result is a dialectic: a movement back and forth between spontaneously flowing arabesques--that represent energy, aggression, and rebellion--and the rigid, straight lines of confinement and restriction. This combined language of spontaneity and restraint generates movement and tension between the different parts--form becomes content. Palmer's art is housed in the permanent collections of galleries and museums in Santa Monica, California; Knoxville, Tennessee; Riverside, California; and Pomona, California. She has received many awards, including the Margaret R. Hanenberg Award from the University of California, Riverside; the Ink and Clay Purchase Prize Award from California State Polytechnic in Pomona, California; and the Jurors' Award at the Pacific States Print Exhibition. Her line drawings for this volume are a departure from her more stylized, post-modern work.
Gregory MacDonald is Robin A. Parry, an editor at Wipf and Stock publishers.